Crisci Associates, Aug. 31, 2015
(8/31/2015)
* House GOP Fails In Override Of State Budget Veto; Adolph: The End Is NOT Near

House Republicans Tuesday failed in 14 attempts to override the veto of specific line items in Gov. Wolf’s veto of the state budget bill-- House Bill 1192-- all by party-line votes of 115 to 83, less than the two-thirds (136) needed to override the veto.

* PennLive.com: House Democrats Ask Treasury For Payroll Loan

PennLive.com reported late Thursday House Democrats wrote to State Treasurer Timothy Reese on August 13 asking for a loan in order to meet payroll and related costs having exhausted its reserve funds as a result of the ongoing budget stalemate.

* PA Supreme Court Unseals More Grand Jury Filings Related To Kane Case

The PA Supreme Court Wednesday unsealed documents in seven grand jury filings related to Attorney General Kathleen Kane. The documents were unsealed at the request of the supervising judge of the grand jury.

* F&M Poll: Voters Hold Legislature More Responsible For Budget Stalemate Than Wolf

A new poll released Thursday by Franklin and Marshall found 54 percent of registered voters surveyed held the General Assembly responsible for the current budget stalemate, while 29 percent held Gov. Wolf responsible.

* Quinnipiac Poll: Kane--Resign, Wolf--OK, Toomey Leads, Casey--OK

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found Pennsylvania voters think indicted Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign by a margin of 49 to 27 percent.

* Another New Poll Takes PA Voters’ Pulse On A Variety Of Issues In The Headlines

A new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday took the pulse of Pennsylvania voters on a variety of issues in recent headlines: more limits on emissions from coal-fired power plants, cutting off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, illegal immigration and sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

* Political News & NewsClips

5 New House Members Sworn In: Five new members of the House were sworn in this week bringing the House up to its full complement:  Reps. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) 87th District, Donna Bullock (D-Philadelphia) 195th District, Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware) 161st District, Joanna McClinton (D-Philadelphia) 191st District and Ed Neilson (D-Philadelphia) 174th District were sworn into office as members of the PA House

* Session Schedule/Governor's Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PA Cyber School Partners With Community College Of Beaver County

The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School is now offering the College in High School Program in collaboration with the Community College of Beaver County.

* PA Bulletin: Notice Of Disaster Emergency, Philadelphia Taxi, Limo Fees

The Governor’s Office published notice in the August 29 PA Bulletin of a disaster emergency resulting from severe storms on June 23.

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